Melissa Joan Hart has signed to star in NewStar Television's made-for "Jacob's Hands," based on a newly uncovered screenplay penned by literary dynamic duo Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood.
Live drama may soon return to TV via NBC sudser "Sunset Beach." Peacock execs have gotten behind an idea to take the fledgling hour-long daytime serial live for an entire week, most likely this…
Cabler VH1 has ordered 12 episodes of the new show "Video Timeline," a half-hour weekly series that examines the careers of musical artists.
AN AURA OF TENSION customarily surrounds filmmakers when they’re in the final throes of putting together their next movie as they zero in on cast, budget and location. Not so with two directors I…
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. and Buena Vista Intl. have appointed two key executives in their Colombia and Mexico joint ventures.
Shaw Communications may realize some of the profits from its investments in two California-based high-tech companies.
Rupert Murdoch's Italian ambitions suffered a major blow on Thursday when Italy's National Soccer Assn. rejected the mogul's unofficial $2.5 billion offer to secure pay TV rights for all first-and…
Clein + White co-founder Harry Clein has officially changed the name of his bicoastal public relations firm to Clein + Walker Marketing, Media & Creative Services and has promoted publicist Alex…
Leading player Central European Media Enterprises (CME) revealed Jan. 11 that it had spent $5 million to acquire an additional 10% of equity in Ukrainian broadcaster Studio 1+1 Group, bringing its…
Former Miramax Films exec Neil Sacker has been tapped as exec veepee of business and legal affairs for Destination Film Distribution Co., the newly formed Santa Monica-based production and…
"60 Minutes II" has started very well, ticking off CBS' highest Wednesday 9-10 p.m. Nielsens with regular programming since May 14, 1997. "60 II" reported a 12.3 rating, 18 share in households, the…
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